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MSNBC
Mar 4, 2014 9:00am PST
they are having meetings tonight in paris and tomorrow in paris and in rome. you will see sergei lavrov but doesn't seem they are backing down. >> it does seem, the ukrainian government and military, russian military out of uniform but there, are trying not to shoot at each other to be blunt. >> i think that's true. i think there were some shots fired today apparently and there are ship movements and worrying facts on the ground. so far it has not been a violent confrontation. kerry was praising ukrainian leaders for showing restraint because the provocation politically and russia could move farther into the rest of the ukraine. so he is urging them to pull themselves together into an interim government that doesn't give putin any pretext that he can point to to try to take control of an entire country. >> let's talk about the president, our president. president obama seems to be allowing the russians do have an interest in ukraine in the sense there's a history of the russian people living there, russian speaking people being there, actually russian natives as well. they've got
MSNBC
Mar 5, 2014 9:00am PST
hour with his russian counterpart, sergey lavrov, earlier today, they had a brief discussion in which secretary kerry urged direct talks between russia and the ukraine. according to a senior state department official. >> united states of america, the russian federation, and the united kingdom of great britain reaffirm their obligation to refrain from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of the ukraine. there are very clear legal obligations that are at risk in this, and we're going to talk about those this morning. >> andrea, as i said, is traveling with secretary kerry and filed this report from paris today. >> chris, here in paris, john kerry has a very tough diplomatic game. he's playing all the angles. he's trying, first of all, to rally the allies, trying to get them to hang tough against vladimir putin. here in europe, where, of course, they all dependent on russia for their energy, for less expensive natural gas. so some, including germany, are a little more reluctant to be tough with vladimir putin and to agree to tougher sanct
MSNBC
Mar 6, 2014 9:00am PST
you know, john kerry meeting with sergei lavrov in rome and they have yet to agree with getting russians and ukrainian acting government together. if they are not going to meet, it's unclear how this could ever be mediated. >> that's right. that's really a big disappoint here in kiev, where the foreign minister, the new foreign minister of ukraine, having traveled with john kerry, had high hopes of being able to sit down with his russian counterpart and start to talk the matters through. without talking about it, without beginning say discussion, it's very difficult to see how they can go anyway towards finding a solution and of course we still see sergei lavrov speaking almost a different language. he's still denying that those soldiers occupying crimea are russian soldiers insisting they are an independent defense force acting beyond the reach of russia. a very difficult situation and one which is being watched anxiously here in ukraine, which has denounced today's move, today's announcement of a referendum as illegal. as of course has the e.u. but all eyes on today's meeting
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